2015 Chevy Volt - An IIHS Top Safety Pick
General Motors wants to remind us that the 2015 Chevrolet Volt is an IIHS Top Safety pick and is one of four Chevrolet models to receive that rating from the IIHS.
The IIHS' new small overlap test did a lot of vehicles in, including the Nissan LEAF, which scored poor (the lowest rating given) in this difficult test. The 2015 Volt managed an acceptable rating in small overlap.
Nissan LEAF Scores Poor In Small Overlap
Four Chevrolet Models Are 2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks
DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet Spark, Volt, Malibu and Equinox have been named 2015 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Picks.
The designation goes to models that achieve a good or acceptable rating in the challenging small overlap front test – introduced in 2012 – and a good rating in each of the Institute’s four other crashworthiness evaluations – moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints.
“Receiving this recognition from IIHS for the 2015 Spark, Volt, Malibu and Equinox is great news for Chevrolet and even greater news for our customers,” said Steven Majoros, director, Chevrolet Cars and Crossover Marketing.
IIHS is a nonprofit organization wholly supported by auto insurers. For 2015, the number of models earning either the Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ awards rose from 39 to 71 compared to a year ago.
“Consumer metric programs such as IIHS Top Safety Pick and NHTSA NCAP provide our customers with information to make comparisons across vehicle manufacturers for a given market segment. Having these four vehicles named 2015 IIHS Top Safety Picks is a great achievement,” said Jeff Boyer, GM vice president, Global Vehicle Safety.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.